for stage curtains and tracks
Annually vacuum or brush drapes (soft upholstery brush) especially velvet and wool, thus minimising the
build up of dust.
Dry Clean as required – Water free process only.
White Spirit or Perchloroethylene Solvent (to AS 2001.5.7 – 1986)
NDFR curtains should not be wetted, if wetted in any way, it is essential to retreat the fabric
to meet flammability requirements. This may also apply after multiple dry cleaning
processes or after a period of use in a high humidity atmosphere.
As required by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) NSW Spec C1.10 6 (b) (ii), the
fabric will retained flame retardancy effect after a minimum of 5 commercial dry
cleaning operations. It is thus recommended that a log be kept of cleaning.
Any small tears or holes,
should be repaired immediately to avoid the damage spreading.
Do not pin banners etc. directly to curtains, this may lead to fabric damage. As an
alternative to pins use light duty spring clamps or bull dog clips.
Curtain fabrics do have a
limited life, and factors such as UV light exposure, humidity and traffic may further reduce useful life of fabrics.
As a guide fabrics should
have a useful life of: